Imagine the excitement of driving your dream car? I’m sure we have all wished that we could one day come across a car that resembles a bit of all our favorite cars put together. The body of a Mercedes Benz with the speed of a Lamborghini perhaps? Well this proudly South African man was able to do just that.
Moses Ngobeni is an electrical engineer who hails from a village in Limpopo called Giyani. After spending years throughout his childhood reading car magazines and fantasizing about one day driving his dream car, he managed to build his ideal car himself. The project took him three years to complete and after spending a hefty R240 000 over the years he can finally enjoy the fruits of his labor.
The slick two-seater roaster is made up of a 2-litre BMW 318is engine which was stripped off specifically from the 1998 model for the engine and gearbox. That gives t the capability of reaching speeds of 250 KPH. The car is really impressive and boasts 2015 Nissan Skyline taillights and Audi TT 2011 Coupe lights. The windows on the doors are taken from the BMW M3 E46 2005 model, the windscreen is from a VW Caddy Pick Up. Now that is what I call a perfect mix. The car is so advanced that Moses is able to start the car remotely as it is connected to his cellphone. It also sports 18-inch wheels, airbags and a computer screen. This custom build also comes with plane-like wing aero features that pop out automatically to add stability during emergency breaking.
Moses managed to keep his project hidden from the public eye for a very long time. It was only when he took the car to Venda to get registered that the public caught a glimpse of it. The guy who helped him the car to Venda was so impressed with his project that he took pictures and put them up on social media. The post then went viral and that’s how South Africa got to know of Moses’s great creation. Within an hour of the pictures being posted Moses started getting calls from peoples and journalists wanting to see his car and interview him. And as they say, “the rest is history”.
Moses not only sees the completion of his car as a victory for himself but for South Africa as a whole. He believes that his creation could be one of the things that put South Africa on the map and draw some much-needed positive attention to us. So, while the moral of the story may be to go out there and make your dreams a reality, having the necessary skills in the first place can be half the battle won.
By Noni Nchwe